ERIC Number: ED373845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Strengthening Transfer through Academic Partnerships.
Eaton, Judith S., Ed.
The National Center for Academic Achievement and Transfer was established in 1989 as a national project to improve transfer between two- and four-year institutions, especially for low-income, black, and Hispanic students. This volume describes the results of three types of grants awarded by the center to two- and four-year institutions: Core Curriculum Grants ($200,000), awarded for the development of at least 50% of a core curriculum meeting degree requirements at both institutions; Phase II Partnership Grants ($25,000), designed to continue the initial partnership grant program and fund efforts to revitalize faculty relationships, shared pedagogy, joint curriculum development, and general education arrangements; and Supplemental Grants ($10,000), awarded to partnership grant schools requiring additional support to continue their efforts. An evaluation of the grant programs and other facets of the center's work suggested the importance of dialogue between faculty at two- and four-year institutions; partnership between two- and four-year colleges in the development of a core curriculum; institutional support and recognition; opportunities for faculty exchanges and concurrent student enrollment; and realistic expectations of the amount of change possible as a result of a relatively small external grant. The bulk of this report contains detailed descriptions of 4 projects funded by Core Curriculum Grants; 8 Partnership Grants projects; and 15 Supplemental Grant projects. (MAB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Blacks, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educationally Disadvantaged, Grants, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Minority Groups, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publications Department T, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 ($15, postpaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. National Center for Academic Achievement and Transfer.